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February 2022

CSO Mastworks – Chopin’s Masterpiece

February 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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One event on February 5, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Julia Perry’s aptly-titled A Short Piece for Small Orchestra manages to celebrate the entire orchestra in its seven-minute journey. Perry, a Black American composer who started out writing vocal compositions, lived from 1924-1979 and penned a dozen symphonies before her death. A Short Piece for Orchestra, written in 1952, is far more complex and bolder than its simple, humble title suggests. Read more about Julia Perry. Frédéric François Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 displays emotional depths and poetic melodies that…

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March 2022

CSO Masterworks – Stravinsky’s Petrushka

March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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One event on March 5, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Johannes Brahms’ one and only violin concerto does indeed demonstrate the gifts of its soloist, but it is less focused on technique and more on substance and expression. It also features extensive passages for the orchestra, often highlighting the woodwinds and giving the concerto an almost symphonic feel. Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Petrushka tells the story of the title character, a popular puppet in Russian folk tales, who finds himself in several uniquely human experiences including love and death. After his…

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CSO Pops – Dreaming of April in Paris

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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By the time this concert starts, it will still be March in Charleston; but it will be April in Paris! Charleston has a deep connection to French culture and this performance will celebrate that shared legacy with well-known French music. Take a walk in the moonlight with Claude Debussy’s Claire de lune, dance the can-can to Jacques Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, and revel in the sounds of George Bizet’s Habanera from Carmen. In addition to these classics, the performance…

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April 2022

CSO Masterworks – Beethoven’s 9th

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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One event on April 29, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs is a choral work which heavily features a baritone soloist in four of the five songs. Based on poems set to music, the verses are largely spiritually derived. While the first four maintain a tone of a deep introspection, the concluding fifth song “Antiphon,” lifts like a triumphant hymn. Rapturous. Colossal. Legendary. These are all apt descriptions of one of the most well-known pieces of music of all time. In it, you experience sounds…

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